How Young Is Too Young?

At the end of the 2010/11 season, the decision was taken by the WPBSA to remove the previous minimum age limit of 16, meaning that then 15-year-old Polish talent Kacper Filipiak was able to take his place on the main tour, becoming snooker’s youngest-ever professional. Last week 14-year-old Shane Castle came close to joining the him at a younger age still with his run to the final of the European Under 21 Championship and it raises again the question as to whether it was correct to remove the old age limit.

Click below for a discussion on the topic, with the thoughts of Shaun Murphy and Michael White, two players more qualified than most to talk on the subject…

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Filipiak Captures European U21 Title (Updated)

While talk of the Crucible might be the main topic of conversation at the moment, a shoutout tonight for Polish youngster Kacper Filipiak who has defeated Scotland’s Michael Leslie to win the European U-21 Championship in Malta. Not only is this a prestigious title in itself but it also ensures that Kacper will be nominated for a place on the main tour next season!

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